Re-Plumb 1959 Concrete Block Home

Old 08-23-08, 05:14 PM
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I am researching any suggestions for re-plumbing my 1959 concrete block home. I do not have an attic due to a flat roof. The water 3/4" main line enters through an accessible wall and is currently running up the wall above a dropped ceiling, comes down the wall and then is connected thru the concrete slab. There is a concrete block wall between the slab and the kitchen. The 3/4" cold water supply then comes through the concrete block. The access panel for the bathroom allows to view that the copper pipe comes up through the slab for connect the sink, tub and toilet. Any ideas on what I should look for when entertaining quotes for the re-plumb?
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Plumbing in masonary houses was usually not run inside the block, but was attached to the wall surface, then drywalled or plastered around after spacing the wall out with furring or studs. Often, the plumbing was run inside wood framed dividing walls. That is the easiest method, but you will still have to tear out drywall somewhere. Changing plumbing in a slab is not easy.

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